We stayed in Apartment 42 which was right at the top of the complex and right next door to the pool. We stayed from June 20th to July 5th. We were really the only English speaking people there which can be taken as an advantage or disadvantage whichever way you look at it. Advantage is that you can have a nice quiet holiday. Disadvantage is that a lot of the menus were in Italian or German but it gave us a chance to brush up on out Italian.
I cannot say enough about the apartment. The view was stunning and the price alone was worth it. There were a few minor draw backs. We ate once in the restaurant and I have to say the food was fabulous but the service was a little bit like Fawlty Towers. A family who came in after us to eat were told the boiler was broken so no pasta then there was pasta. But all in all I loved the place. It was a place that I would not really eat in but there are so many beautiful restaurants around that you are spoilt for choice.
Also there is a small playground which will keep the kids amused for a little while.
Obviously a car is essential and don't believe what people say about Italian drivers. Yes they do drive fast and crazy but it is predictable so you know what they are going to do. If you drive at a normal speed and don't sit in the over tkaing lane then you are fine.
Try to get to Colico because that is a beautiful town as is Bellano and it is essential that you go by ferry to Bellagio. I think it is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
We also visited Varenna which is where the car ferry goes from. We visited Bellagio and Menaggio. In the end we really didn't need the car for Bellagio as it is all within walking distance of the port.
All in all we really enjoyed our time and were sorry to be going home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Oasi dei Celti" is located in a beautiful preserved area on Northern Lake Como. Facing South, our resort is a jewel dedicated to those who love our lake, nature and nice views. It is located a few kilometers from ski facilities, it offers dozens of trails for walking and trekking and a host of other activities including bird-watching, mountain-biking, hand-gliding, rock-climbing and water sports. Our apartments are nice and comfortable and very close to our swimming pool with solarium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Oasi Dei Celti Dorio, Italy - Lake Como